The University of Maryland's Jim Guzzio advanced, but three other wrestlers with local ties were defeated yesterday in the preliminary round at the NCAA wrestling championships in Minneapolis.
Guzzio, at 134 pounds, defeated Adam Mickiewicz of Virginia Military Institute, 4-1, to advance to the second round. But teammates Patrick Flynn (Annapolis) and Shane Mack each lost in the opening round, at 158 and 142 pounds, respectively.
And Coppin State junior Keno Brown (190) led 12th seed Rob Neidlinger of Penn State 9-1 before losing, 14-12, in overtime.
Five other wrestlers who attended area high schools are competing at the championships.
Two represent Rider College 190-pounder Mike Jensen, a two-time state champion at Randallstown, and Greg Kessler (126 pounds), a three-time state champ at Owings Mills.
Grant Johnson (177 pounds), a junior at Boston University who also was a three-time state champ at Owings Mills, is competing as are ex-Chesapeake wrestler Brian Eveleth (Penn) and Lock Haven's Mike Kusick (Northeast High).
Pub Date: 3/22/96